No spoilers here, just an opinionated review :)
The first thing I don’t understand
I jump to conclusions very quickly in life, but when the main character Quinn doesn’t even bat an eye that her consistent, scheduled, good-girl roommate isn’t there in the morning like usual (don’t worry, this isn’t a spoiler), I wanted to scream! Having lived with a roommate/friend, our #1 rule was looking out for each other since only WE would know if they other person came home the night before. Obvious roommate fail right there that I could not comprehend.
The second thing I don’t understand
Why did Mary Kubica save all the action for the end? I have a few friends who gave up on reading because it was a bit slow, but my guidance is to stick with it. Although I would have loved for her to spread out some of the heart-racing moments, it’s worth it to read cover to cover. Have faith that the ending is going to blow you away.
The third thing I don’t understand
Do you want to know the thing that bothered me most about this book? The title! I still for the life of me cannot connect why this book was called Don’t You Cry. If anyone has read this and put two and two together (Mary, are you out there???), please help a girl out. I seriously missed something I guess.
Why after those three things do I still recommend you read Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica? Because I didn’t see the end coming at all and that’s the sign of a well written thriller.
I was completely wrong about who did what, but I’m totally fine with that! I don’t read thrillers to know everything that’s happening on page one. I read it to find out what is happening on the last page.
The story was told by two different characters; a girl named Quinn and a boy named Alex. Initially was confused as to how their lives intersected, but then I realize how well the author was weaving them together into one jaw dropping ending. It was done so smoothly, I was only putting two and two together as it was already unraveling in front of me.
Long story short, pick this book up for a read this summer. 4 out of 5 stars.
Did you know that Mary Kubica also wrote The Good Girl? I’m going to give it a read next.
Have you read any of Mary Kubica’s books? What have you been reading this summer?